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SOC Building Dedication


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SOC Dedication

Dedicating the New Home of SOC

On May 15, 2014, American University celebrated an historic occasion when members of AU’s Board of Trustees, university officials, and special guests gathered to dedicate the new home of AU’s School of Communication. The renovation of the McKinley Building—a campus landmark—has established a state-of-the-art facility that will give AU students the cutting edge tools they need to become leaders in the field of communication.

The renovation more than triples the space previously available to SOC, and retains the McKinley Building’s iconic domed roof and marble-columned entrance. The new construction has created a modern-glass main entrance and houses digital classrooms, a media innovation lab, a focus group teleconference suite, the latest communication technology, and the 145-seat Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater.

The Evening in Photos

The Campaign for SOC

McKinley front

SOC has found its new home in the renovated McKinley building - a transformation made possible by philanthropic support from alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends. There's still work to be done in the Campaign for SOC.

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Building Highlights

SOC media innovation lab

Find out more about the exciting new spaces within the renovated McKinley building.

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SOC News

SOC News

Read up on all the latest accomplishments, discoveries, and news coming out of AU's School of Communication.

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